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Izmir has been a gateway for refugees attempting to cross to Europe. Approximately 120.000 migrants and refugees reside currently in the city, where they have been facing difficulties accessing medical care, education, and employment. There are many women who have lost their husbands and families and now find themselves living alone with their children.
TIAFI is an association from Izmir, working to empower and integrate women refugees and migrants, and their families. The association has a community center in one of Izmir’s central neighborhoods where many refugees from Syria have settled. Within the community center, there is a counseling service that provides individual assistance for medical, legal, and educational services.